Foster & Kinship Care Education Program

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Summer  Hours: June & July Monday-Thursday
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Foster & Kinship Care Advisory Committee

This committee consists of FKCE staff, trainers, Child Welfare staff, foster/adoptive parents, and former foster youth. We invite you to join us in discussing program improvements, trainings, conferences and special events. We meet the last Wednesday of every other month from September to May from 3:00pm -4:00pm in the Board Room at College of the Redwoods, Eureka Campus.

New Directions of Humboldt Foster Family Association                                                                                         New Directions of Humboldt Foster Family Association offers members monthly training, advocacy, support groups, and more. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday each month from 9:30am to 12:00pm at the Eureka Nazarene Church, 2039 E. St., Eureka, CA 95501. For more information and to arrange onsite childcare, please contact Heather Peugh at  707-768-9257                                                                                       

Humboldt County Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI)

QPI is an approach, a philosophy and a network of sites that share information and ideas about how to improve parenting as well as recruit and retain excellent families. It is an effort to rebrand foster care, not simply by changing a logo or an advertisement, but by changing the expectations of and support for caregivers.  They work as a team with agency staff to support children and youth. The child welfare system commits to fully supporting excellent parenting by putting the needs of the child first.

This meeting is facilitated by Allison Allison Phongsavath , Program Manager of Child Welfare Services and meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the Eureka Nazarene Church, 2039 E. St., Eureka, CA 95501.

Humboldt County Foster Families...

  • Are valued members of a team dedicated to nurturing, honoring and supporting children and their families
  • Practice a high standard of skilled parenting by being willing  to seek out resources and training to help children cope with trauma, loss and separation through developmental life stages
  • Mentor, support and advocate for children, families and each other
  • Are open to maintaining a lifelong connection to children, youth and families